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November 20, 2007

Cobb named Alamance County Extension director

Roger Cobb, a long-time North Carolina Cooperative Extension agent in Alamance County, has been named to direct the Extension program in the county.

Cobb’s appointment as Alamance County Extension director was announced by Dr. Jon Ort, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University, and David Smith, Alamance County manager. His appointment was effective Nov. 6.

Cobb has been an Extension agent in Alamance County since 1983. He is responsible for planning, conducting and evaluating educational programs in crop production, pond management, turf management and dairy production. He joined Cooperative Extension in 1980 and spent the first three years of his career as an agent in Pitt County before moving to Alamance.

Cobb holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University. His bachelor’s degree is in agronomy, while his master’s is in crop science. He succeeds Junius “Rett” Davis Jr., who retired in September after a nearly 34-year career with Cooperative Extension.

“Cooperative Extension has employed Roger for over 27 years. All but three of those years have been in service to the citizens of Alamance County,” said Bob Edwards, director of extension’s Northwest District, which includes Alamance County. “Roger has a wealth of knowledge about the people, the local government and the needs of the county. He has a vision and plan for how Cooperative Extension will continue to be an important player in Alamance County well into the future. I am very pleased to have Roger as part of the great northwest district administrative team.”

-D. Caldwell

Posted by Natalie at November 20, 2007 09:15 AM